In this case, artasfoundation served as go-between or midwife for the establishment of an exchange program of studio-grants for visual artists or curators in/for Georgia and Switzerland.
The program is jointly offered and financed by the Swiss Binz 39 Foundation and the Georgian Centre of Contemporary Art Tbilisi.
Two visual artists or curators will be selected each year to receive a residency (grant, studio, accommodations, travel expenses) for a 3-month stay in Zurich and in Tbilisi respectively. One residency begins in September, the other in March; the first will be in September 2012.
Eligible for application:
Visual artists or curators living in Switzerland (no age limit). Applications to be sent to the jury at the Centre of Contemporary Art in Tbilisi; Visual artists or curators living in Georgia (no age limit). Applications to be sent to the jury at the Stiftung Binz 39 in Zurich.
For details of applications and deadlines, see the websites of the Binz 39 Foundation and the Centre of Contemporary Art Tbilisi:
Both the Binz 39 Foundation and the Centre of Contemporary Art Tbilisi have independent juries that select from among the applicants to award the studio-grant.